OTTAWA – To mark the 20th anniversary since the Government of Canada officially declared May as Asian Heritage Month, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, will host an in-person reception at the National Arts Centre on Monday. For the occasion, Minister Hussen will be joined by community leaders and influential Canadians. This year’s theme, “Continuing a Legacy of Greatness,” will be highlighted throughout the evening through live performances, tributes, and interviews that will honour and celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian communities across Canada.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

The details are as follows:

For virtual event:

Live streaming of speeches and artistic performances will be available on the Canadian Heritage Facebook page.


Monday, May 9, 2022


6:30 p.m.


National Arts Centre

Canada Room

1 Elgin Street

Ottawa, Ontario

Arevig Afarian

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion